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By Kernan Andrews
'AN IRISH Goodbye', the new single from composer, violinist, and producer Daithí is being described as the 'first Irish single written and recorded in self isolation'.
Eilís Dillon was born on March 7, 1920, in Galway. Her parents were Professor Tom Dillon and Geraldine Plunkett, who was a sister of Joseph Mary Plunkett. They were very republican and were forced to move a number of times. They lived for a time in Daingean House and later in Barna for a few years. Eilís went to Barna National School where she became fluent at Irish, later to the Presentation, and later still to the Ursuline Convent in Sligo. She worked for a while in the hotel business.
DESCRIBED BY the great Irish classical pianist Finghin Collins as "one of the great duos of our time", French pianist Cédric Tiberghien and Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova play Galway this weekend.
Tonight, Friday November 29 in Ballintubber Abbey, two Mayo choirs – Cór Mhaigh Eo and Louisburgh Voices – will join together to perform the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, in a concert which will benefit the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Ballintubber Abbey Trust.
MUSIC FOR Galway has announced its ambitious and expansive 39th Season, unfurling its music programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, and its Bookends autumn concert series.
THE STORY is well known - but only to an extent. Before she became Joan As Policewoman, she was a member of The Dambuilders, Black Beetle, and then Antony and The Johnsons. What is less remarked on, yet perhaps more crucial to her development as an artist and musician, was her time as a classical violinist.
JOE O'GRADY, the award winning 13-year-old pianist from Dublin, will treat Galway to a performance of Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata at the annual Emily Anderson Memorial Concert.
THE CONTEMPO Quartet, and Paul Ezergailis, co-principal of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, part of a new orchestra which was launched recently in Galway - Luminosa Music - wil pay two concerts in the city this year.
HANDEL'S MESSIAH is as much a Christmas staple as Santa Claus and sleigh bells and, on Saturday December 8, Music For Galway presents this festive masterpiece at Galway Cathedral, performed by the Irish Baroque Orchestra.